Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FO: Java Socks For Dad.

These are finally finished! I said I was going to finish them this past weekend, but technically they weren't finished until Monday morning because I had to graft the toe and weave in ends on the second sock. The knitting was done on Sunday, though!

I was going to post these yesterday, but certain things (mainly driving an hour to a movie theater to pick up Jose's wallet where he lost it and a cuddly cat who cast a napping spell on me) kept me from getting pictures taken. I still hadn't washed them yet when I took the pictures (they're taking a bath right now) because I couldn't wait to finally get these posted.

I really enjoyed this pattern, even though it took a long time being a man sock and all. The texture is very interesting, but it's still a pretty conservative sock. This will not be the last time I knit this pattern, and I think I will probably knit the women's size for me at one point.

Pattern: Java socks by Cailyn Meyer (free Knitty pattern)
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering Weight in the colorway "Linen Gray", about 2 and a half skeins
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns
Ravelry Project Page: Link
Mods: Changed the toe to decrease to 32 total stitches and kitchener stitch closed.